AAHD Partners with Two Conferences

AAHD is proud to be a promotional partner for Mental Health America’s 2013 annual conference, Why Wellness Works: Breakthrough and Pathways to Whole Health. This year’s conference will examine current and future whole health and wellness strategies for society at large. There will be cutting-edge approaches and policy initiatives, programs and tools from across the country.

The MHA conference will be held June 5-8, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. AAHD members and those receiving this newsletter are eligible for a 10% discount off the full conference registration. When registering, use promotional code AAhD (the code is case-sensitive). Visit www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/annualconference/registration.

Project Intersect: Addressing Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity & Disability: A National Conference will be held on April 25-26, 2013, in Washington, D.C.  The conference is intended to bring together researchers, advocates and policymakers working in racial and ethnic disparities and disability-related fields to: 1) learn about barriers to health care and health promotion for persons with disabilities in underserved racial and ethnic groups, 2) share participants’ work on health disparities at this intersection, and 3) discuss priorities for future research and action.

The conference has been organized by the Institute on Development & Disability and Oregon Health & Science University; the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University; the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois, Chicago; the USC UCEDD at the University of Southern California; Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles; the Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi; Project Intersect Advisory Council and the American Association on Health and Disability. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Special Hope Foundation are sponsoring the conference. Please visit www.ohsu.edu/projectintersect for more information about registration and the conference agenda.